In the Pool, Lake, or Ocean
“Water is ideal for strength training as its resistance challenges your thighs, hips and butt,” says Sandra Starrett, an aquatic fitness master trainer and owner of Physical Expressions Training & Educational Resources in North Vancouver. She designed this water workout.
First two minutes: Jog, lifting knees high, in water that’s waist- to underarm-depth, moving in all directions. Keep abs tight. (Water’s buoyancy will make jogging easier than on land, and cushions the impact.)
Next three minutes: Walk in all directions in shallower water. (It’s harder than on dry land.)